12 years and 1 month into his professional boxing career, Francisco Vargas has fought 32 times with 26 wins, 4 losses, and 2 draws. As of March 2023, Vargas' boxing record stands at 26-4-2 (18 KO wins, 3 KO losses).
Francisco Vargas (El Bandido) is a Mexican professional boxer. He was born in Mexico City, Mexico on December 25, 1984. Vargas made his professional boxing debut at the age of 25 on March 12, 2010. He is a super-featherweight world champion. Vargas is 38 years old, he will turn 39 in 8 months and 26 days.
|Total Title Wins||1|
|Title-Fight KO Wins||1|
|Losses via KO||3|
|32||Apr 16, 2022||37||Jose Valenzuela||Loss||KO1|
|31||Jun 19, 2021||36||Isaac Cruz||Loss||UD|
|30||Oct 19, 2019||34||Ezequiel Avilés||Win||TD|
|29||May 11, 2019||34||Miguel Berchelt||Loss||RTD6|
|28||Apr 12, 2018||33||Rod Salka||Win||RTD6|
|27||Dec 9, 2017||32||Stephen Smith||Win||TD|
|26||Jan 28, 2017||32||Miguel Berchelt||Loss||KO11|
|25||Jun 4, 2016||31||Orlando Salido||Draw||MD|
|24||Nov 21, 2015||30||Takashi Miura||Win||TKO9|
|23||Mar 12, 2015||30||Will Tomlinson||Win||TKO8|
|22||Dec 13, 2014||29||Genaro Camargo||Win||KO8|
|21||Jul 12, 2014||29||Juan Manuel López||Win||RTD3|
|20||Mar 8, 2014||29||Abner Cotto||Win||UD|
|19||Dec 13, 2013||28||Jerry Belmontes||Win||UD|
|18||Aug 9, 2013||28||Brandon Bennett||Win||UD|
|17||May 17, 2013||28||Cristian Arrazola||Win||TKO3|
|16||Jan 26, 2013||28||Ira Terry||Win||KO2|
|15||Nov 17, 2012||27||Carlos Jacobo||Win||TKO3|
|14||Sep 15, 2012||27||Victor Sanchez||Win||UD|
|13||Jul 7, 2012||27||Irving Torres||Win||TKO1|
|12||May 26, 2012||27||Francisco Gabriel Pina||Win||KO3|
|11||Apr 21, 2012||27||Rafael Lora||Win||TKO3|
|10||Mar 31, 2012||27||Carlos Perez||Win||TKO3|
|9||Dec 17, 2011||26||Alberto Cupido||Win||KO1|
|8||Nov 5, 2011||26||Andres Uribe||Win||TKO1|
|7||Oct 15, 2011||26||Ramiro Mendoza||Win||TKO1|
|6||Aug 13, 2011||26||Gonzalo Rodriguez||Win||KO1|
|5||Jun 11, 2011||26||Luis Eduardo Martinez||Win||KO2|
|4||Sep 25, 2010||25||Byron Gonzalez||Draw||MD|
|3||Jul 3, 2010||25||Juan Sandoval||Win||UD|
|2||Apr 24, 2010||25||Mario Cruz||Win||TKO4|
|1||Mar 12, 2010||25||Daniel Calzada||Win||UD|
Francisco Vargas is a super-featherweight world champion. He has held one world title at super-featherweight, which was a lineal championship win.
|Weight Division||World Titles Held|
Francisco Vargas made his professional boxing debut against Daniel Calzada at the age of 25 on March 12, 2010, defeating Calzada via 4 round unanimous decision. He went on to win 2 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 1 wins via stoppage.
Vargas had his first world title fight at the age of 30 on November 21, 2015 after 23 professional fights, against Takashi Miura for the super-featherweight WBC title. He defeated Miura via 9th round TKO to become the super-featherweight champion of the world.
Vargas has won one world title at super-featherweight. For all the details about Vargas' world title wins and defenses refer to "Francisco Vargas World Titles".
Some of Vargas' best fights and notable victories include wins over Juan Manuel López, Takashi Miura, Rod Salka, Will Tomlinson, Stephen Smith, Jerry Belmontes, and Abner Cotto.
Francisco Vargas has had a total of four losses in his professional boxing career so far — two of them in title bouts and two in non-title bouts. He suffered his first loss against Miguel Berchelt via 11th round KO on January 28, 2017, which ended his 23-fight win streak. He has been stopped three times and lost once via decision. For more details about these defeats, refer to "All of Francisco Vargas' losses".
His most recent fight was a non-title bout against American boxer Jose Valenzuela on April 16, 2022. Vargas lost the fight via 1st round KO. It's been 11 months and 13 days since this fight.
Vargas' professional boxing record is currently at 26-4-2, which includes 18 knockout wins and three losses via knockout, and one title win. He is on a two-fight losing streak.
Francisco Vargas has fought a total of 32 times till today. These two fights are the highlight of his career.
July 12, 2014: Francisco Vargas puts on the first remarkable performance of his career, defeating Juan Manuel López via 3rd round RTD.
November 21, 2015: Vargas wins his first world title by defeating Takashi Miura via 9th round TKO. He is now the WBC super-featherweight world champion.
A 37-year old Francisco Vargas (26-3-2, 18 KO) fought an undefeated American boxer Jose Valenzuela, who was 22 years old with a record of 11-0. Valenzuela was on a 11-fight win streak with 7 KO wins. Both the boxers were of the same height and same reach.
Vargas lost to Valenzuela via 1st round KO.
A 36-year old Francisco Vargas (26-2-2, 18 KO) fought fellow Mexican boxer Isaac Cruz, who was 23 years old with a record of 21-1-1. Cruz was on a 10-fight win streak with 15 KO wins. Vargas was the taller of the two by 10 cms and also had a 18 cm reach advantage.
Vargas lost to Cruz via 10 round unanimous decision.
In their 2nd fight, a 34-year old Francisco Vargas (25-1-2, 18 KO) faced Miguel Berchelt again, who was now 27 years old with a record of 35-1. Vargas was challenging Berchelt's WBC super-featherweight title. Berchelt was on a 14-fight win streak with 31 KO wins. Vargas was the taller of the two by 3 cms but Berchelt had a 4 cm reach advantage over Vargas.
Vargas lost to Berchelt via 6th round RTD.
A 33-year old Francisco Vargas (24-1-2, 17 KO) fought American boxer Rod Salka, who was 35 years old with a record of 24-4. Salka was on a five-fight win streak with 4 KO wins. Vargas was the taller of the two by 3 cms and also had a 7 cm reach advantage.
Vargas defeated Salka via 6th round RTD.
A 32-year old Francisco Vargas (23-0-2, 17 KO) faced fellow Mexican boxer Miguel Berchelt for the first time, who was 25 years old with a record of 30-1 in a super-featherweight title defense fight. Berchelt was on a nine-fight win streak with 27 KO wins. Vargas was the taller of the two by 3 cms but Berchelt had a 4 cm reach advantage over Vargas.
Vargas lost to Berchelt via 11th round KO and lost the WBC super-featherweight title.
A 31-year old Francisco Vargas (23-0-1, 17 KO) faced fellow Mexican boxer Orlando Salido, who was 37 years old with a record of 43-13-3 in a super-featherweight title defense fight. Salido was coming off a draw against Román Martínez in his last fight. Vargas was the taller of the two by 5 cms and also had a 8 cm reach advantage.
The fight ended in a 12 round majority decision draw and both the boxers retained their titles and added a draw to their respective records. A good performance, nonetheless.
A 30-year old Francisco Vargas (22-0-1, 16 KO) had his first world title fight against Japanese boxer Takashi Miura for Miura's WBC super-featherweight belt. Miura was 31 years old with a record of 29-2-2. Miura was on a nine-fight win streak with 22 KO wins. Vargas was the taller of the two by 3 cms and also had a 8 cm reach advantage.
Vargas defeated Miura via 9th round TKO to win the WBC super-featherweight title.
A 29-year old Francisco Vargas (19-0-1, 13 KO) fought Puerto Rican boxer Juan Manuel López, who was 31 years old with a record of 34-3. López was on a one-fight win streak with 31 KO wins. Vargas was the taller of the two by 7 cms and also had a 3 cm reach advantage.
Vargas defeated López via 3rd round RTD.
Vargas has knocked out 18 of his 32 opponents so far. His KO ratio currently stands at 56.3%. Of his total 26 wins, 18 of them have been via KO (69.2%).
Vargas has four losses. Jose Valenzuela, Isaac Cruz, and Miguel Berchelt are the three boxers who have beaten Vargas.